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Hazardous waste

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What is hazardous waste?

An item is hazardous when it is:

  • flammable
  • toxic
  • corrosive
  • explosive
  • radioactive.

Common examples include most chemicals, paint, acid, and gas cylinders.

Do not put hazardous waste in your kerbside rubbish or recycling bin, or down any drain. Take your hazardous waste to a transfer station.


Where to dispose of hazardous waste

Our transfer stations do not accept ammunition or explosives – see How to get rid of ammunition and How to get rid of explosives.

You can take other hazardous waste to these transfer stations:

Reduce hazardous waste

See how you can Reduce hazardous waste that's harmful to the environment.

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